Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) wonders what’s going on at EducationConnection.com, a company service that “matches students with accredited colleges online and around the country.”
According to an article by Pete Kasperowicz in The Hill:
“The ad that just really troubles me shows a lovely young woman who says you can go to college in your pajamas,” [Durbin] said. “You don’t even have to get out of bed to go to college, and she’s got a computer on her bed there.”
“I don’t believe anybody should fall for that, but some must, and they end up signing up for these for-profit schools, getting deep in debt with a worthless diploma when it’s all over,” he added.
This is the commercial:
While it is certainly possible for students to take online classes in their pajamas, it’s unlikely most of them look that good while they’re doing it.